And the West is History

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 9:33 PM
The cornerstone was laid for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, No. 507, in 1925 at Ninth Street and East Second Avenue. Durango Elks Lodge still uses the same building today, at 901 East Second Ave.

100 years ago: A local contractor returned from a trip to Ignacio, where he noted progress of the Werner Cottage construction project.

75 years ago: The enrollment count at Durango’s five public schools was 1,231, a decrease from the year before.

50 years ago: Montezuma County resident John Alber won a blue ribbon for his outstanding puff pastries in the senior division of the 4-H Home Economic Demonstrations.

25 years ago: A man at Angler’s Wharf in Vallecito called the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office to report that he found a boat someone lost, but the man refused to give it back unless he was given a reward.

Items in this column were selected from The Durango Herald archives. Accuracy of content may not be verified.